What will the next fifty years bring in the world of social media, mobile, robotics and more? Our fifty year timeline shows you just what could be in store
Technology is growing at such an exponential rate, it can be difficult to visualise what the next five years will look like, let alone fifty. We wanted to see just how the future is going to shape up for us. So we compiled all the best predictions for digital technology, mobile, social media, and big data over the next fifty years into a timeline so you can see exactly what’s in store.
The timeline covers expected growth in key markets including spend on digital and mobile, as well as big data so we can start to see exactly where this emerging industry will head. Data for the timeline has been gathered from a wide range of sources, in specialist areas to give as wide a view as possible of what’s coming up....
CISPA is a law that has already passed the House that would turn the websites you love into legally immune government spies. It's stalled in the Senate, but it's not dead yet. Here's what you need to know...
First, there was the internet. Then, social media came along. Now, the newest untamed frontier is ‘human media.’ That is to say, human media is a closer, more personal form of social media, but where people communicate face to face, as opposed to communicating through text. And more and more people and businesses are starting to realize just how big human media is and is going to be. What Is Human Media? Human media connects people more intimately than regular social media sites. Through platforms like Google+, and using tools like G+ Hangouts, people and businesses are able to defy geographic distances to talk face to face. The entire world is at your disposal, as you can join or watch Hangouts in an infinite number of topics. You can join or watch Hangouts that are cooking lessons, virtual knitting circles, financial advice, DIY projects, medical care, and so much more. If you can think of it, a G+ Hangout can be done on it....
Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Where's George? Perhaps you have heard of one man's task to track one dollar bills by asking students to voluntarily type in the identification number from their currency and share the location of the current owner. The next 'owner' does the same. This project tracked 1,033,095 reports and found that less than 8% off currency tracked ever moves more than 500 miles. Another person did a similar project by tracing phone calls between anonymous callers. They both created maps to share what they learned about which states are closely connected and which ones are not. It is interesting to see that state borders do not connect people as much as we might think.
Women are dominating in the digital "battle of the sexes." That's what the numbers say, anyway.
Ken Morrison's insight:
I am sharing this infographic and explanation because i discovered a blindspot. I did not know that women also outnumber men in online gaming. I realize that women are often forgotten when creating and marketing games, but I did not realize that they were the majority of online gamers.
Google+ isn’t only a social network. It’s the very backbone (and future) of Google itself. As Brian Clark wrote yesterday, authorship and the possible effects on the Google algorithm have the potential to be extremely beneficial to savvy content creators. If you’re a writer, this is either going to be very good for your career, or you’ll risk becoming relatively invisible online.
If you’d like to land solidly in the former camp of writers, the question becomes one of how to use Google+ to further your own goals. With that in mind, I’ve put together an infographic for you that outlines 64 strategies that every writer and content producer can put into action, and start reaping the rewards of intelligently engaging with Google+....
-They are great for accessibility and responsibility.
Here is a great resource for motivating you to build and nurture your Personal Learning Network. Although it is a bit dated (2010), I truly like the video. The guides are priceless. My favorite from the great list is 50 Great Ways to Grow Your Personal Learning Network:
"This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger..."
It could be argued that early caveman actually invented infographics.
It wasn’t until 1626, however, that infographics were published in the book Rosa Ursina Sive Sol by Christoph Scheiner. His illustrations clearly and concisely demonstrated the rotation patterns of the Sun. After that, infographics appeared regularly in a variety of other publications.
In the 1970’s, The Sunday Times, an award-winning British newspaper, began using infographics to make the news more interesting. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, other newspapers began following suit.
By the turn of the 21st century, new technologies emerged that enabled a host of companies to create infographics quickly and easily. Infographics slowly began making their way onto websites, in magazines, products and games...
In 1728, the first recorded instance of distance learning occurred in Boston, USA, when a "Caleb Phillips" advertises private correspondence courses in short hand in the Boston Gazette. Would you be interested to know the rest of The History of...
Ken Morrison's insight:
A nice quick intro to the history of Distance Education